Review: Clontarf 1014 Irish Whiskey (2011)

Review: Clontarf 1014 Irish Whiskey (2011)

Clontarf Classic Blend has been rebranded and upgraded to Clontarf 1014, named now in honor of one of Ireland’s most famous battles (the Battle of Clontarf, as it were) — and released just in time for a 1,000-year anniversary.

As for the whiskey, nothing seems to have changed since the old version. My notes — light body, honey, light malt notes, nougat — are largely the same as when I last reviewed Clontarf, although this time around I’m feeling some clear citrus character. Short finish, mild sweetness. Bit of heat on the back end, but overall it’s a really easygoing whiskey, even for Irish.

Sure to be huge 3 years from now!

80 proof.

B+ (same as the old) / $24  [BUY IT NOW FROM CASKERS]

Clontarf 1014 Irish Whiskey (2011)




Christopher Null is the founder and editor in chief of Drinkhacker. A veteran writer and journalist, he also operates Null Media, a bespoke content creation company.

1 Comment

  1. Anonymous on July 1, 2014 at 2:29 pm

    Yeah man, I love this whiskey!! I think it blows Jameson out of the water in terms of balance

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